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Navy approves environmental cleanup plan for shooting range in Rhode Island

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PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — The U.S. Navy and federal environmental agencies have agreed to the cleanup and environmental remediation of the former Carr Point shooting range in Rhode Island. A 163-page “Record of Decision” was made public this week by Naval Station Newport and outlines the removal of contaminated soil from the site and contaminated sediment […]

Corps approves full-rate production for new amphibious combat vehicle

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Marine Corps has awarded a $184.4 million contract to BAE Systems for the full-rate production of 36 amphibious combat vehicles. The vehicle is meant to replace the amphibious assault vehicle the Corps has used since the Vietnam War. “We’re providing Marines with a modern, armored personnel carrier that offers tremendous capability with respect to survivability,” […]

Congress approves bill giving federal support to veterans treatment courts

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A bill that would help give a second chance to veterans who’ve committed nonviolent crimes has moved to the president’s office to be signed into law. The Veteran Treatment Court Coordination Act of 2019 (H.R. 886) directs the Department of Justice to create a program that would provide funding and technical assistance to state, local, […]

Congress approves bill giving federal support to veterans treatment courts

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A bill that would help give a second chance to veterans who’ve committed nonviolent crimes has moved to the president’s office to be signed into law. The Veteran Treatment Court Coordination Act of 2019 (H.R. 886) directs the Department of Justice to create a program that would provide funding and technical assistance to state, local, […]

Trump approves Pentagon plan to pull 9,500 US troops from Germany

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Amid growing congressional opposition, President Donald Trump approved Pentagon plans to redeploy 9,500 U.S. troops from Germany. Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Mark Milley, who briefed Trump on Monday, said the plan would improve “strategic flexibility” and benefit troops and their families, according to a statement […]

Air Force approves five-year medical beard waivers

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The Air Force Surgeon General has approved five-year waivers allowing male airmen with a medical condition causing painful ingrown hairs to grow beards, the service said Tuesday. In a June 18 memo, Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg authorized the longer shaving waivers for airmen with pseudofolliculitis barbae, or razor bumps, effective immediately. Previously, these […]